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ROYAL WHITE
Cercis canadensis 'Alba'

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Photo Locations: Morton Arboretum - Lisle, IL

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Family: Fabaceae

Additional Common Names

ROYAL WHITE, WHITE EASTERN REDBUD

Tree Characteristics

Erect or Spreading with a Low Canopy.

Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 25 - 35 feet.

Width: 25 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 40 to 150 years.

Leaves Round, Medium to Light Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. White. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown, Purple or Mostly Green Pod, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Black, Dark Brown or Red Brown, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Moist Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Caterpillars, Anthracnose, Crown Rot, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Root Rot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Desirable Wildlife Plant.

Attracts Birds.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cercis canadensis 'Alba' Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cercis-canadensis-alba >

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